Consortia for Management College Libraries in the E-Publishing Era : A Proposal

Kumbar, M F Consortia for Management College Libraries in the E-Publishing Era : A Proposal., 2004 . In 6th MANLIBNET National Convention, Janakpuri, New Delhi (India), 12-14 May 2004. [Conference paper]


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Discusses briefly the concept and significance of consortia in Indian context with a view to justify on the basis of tremendous growth as well as diversity of explicit knowledge, increased users’ demands, diminished budgets, galloping prices for subscribing periodicals and purchasing books, etc. Libraries in India have been affected by an uncertain financial environment in which resource buying has been restricted, causing them to look at ways of extending their purchasing capabilities to compensate for reduced budgets. Now with the increase in the electronic publishing and reduced cost of electronic access to resources paved the ways for libraries to embark upon fulfilling the requirements of its clientele within their budget. Libraries have realized or have to realize that working together can accomplish far more than they can do individually. The Advent of E-publishing has brought a revolution in journals publication, subscription and access to scholarly literature and the age of library consortia is at the doorsteps to prove cooperation locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Consortia,Library,
Subjects: A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AB. Information theory and library theory.
Depositing user: M F Kumbar
Date deposited: 13 Jun 2005
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:01


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